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Kalonzo might opt to run for President in August, says ally

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Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and his son Kennedy at SKM Command Centre on Tuesday march 1, 2022/ KALONZO MUSYOKA

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka might opt to go all the way to the ballot.

This is according his close ally and Kitui Senator Enock Wambua , who on Tuesday said if ODM and party leader Raila Odinga fails to honour their 2017 deal, he will opt to go alone to the ballot.

“ If ODM and their presidential candidate completely refuse to engage on the basis of this document, then chances are very high that Kalonzo and the OKA team may go all the way to the ballot,” Wambua told Citizen TV on Tuesday night.

He was in a talk show alongside Narok Senator Ledama Olekina.

Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua

There has been talk of Kalonzo seeking to go it alone and probably trigger a runoff.

He is said to cite mistrust on any political deal with Raila and has been pushing for “structured dialogue”.

He has also argued that ODM is yet to pay his party Wiper its share of political parties fund.

In February, Kieni MP and Azimio proponent Kanini Kega told a local daily that Kalonzo should see it wise and proper to join forces with Azimio because “anyone thinking they can a third force should know that’s a recipe for chaos”.

“Remember in 2007, if Kalonzo chose either side  — Raila or Kibaki’s — with his 900,000 votes, the win would have been so decisive that there would not have been post-election violence. That should remind him that although someone would want to push for a runoff, it might trigger violence,” Kanini Kega said.

On Tuesday, Uasin Gishu Woman Rep Gladys Boss Shollei said Kalonzo has two choices — go it alone or he join Azimio. She, however, said Kalonzo’s chances of winning the August 9 presidential election are close to zero.

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